Radiant

by Aaron Leatherdale

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1.
Radiant (feat. Samson) (free) 04:06
You're making our faces radiant We'll never be put to shame again I used to have so many burdens like a lead weight Wished that I could fly away and levitate To escape all of the stress I wished I was a bird so I could fly away and find rest / My mess had me thinking, I was on a ship that was sinking Into the bottom of the sea When I was a slave to the grave, depraved in a basement, afraid The Savior invaded my space and gave me a radiant face / When I was cold like the ice and frost You know, my wires were crossed People used to ask me, Why the long faces? I was searching, lookin' for love in all the wrong places / Lookin' for identity, the enemy was steadily temptin' me heavily Spittin' his venomous venom at me On a crash course till collision occurred I couldn't see straight 'cause my vision was blurred / You're making our faces radiant We'll never be put to shame again I was born inna the light but captured in the dark And somewhere in the middle there was a chain reaction That set off a spark, nuclear boom, fast lane zoom / On my way to the wide lane, me and my good fellas And all my companions, in our own eyes we were the champions Wise men, dumb enough to believe the hype again, lie again / Hopefully the stains won't stick to my garments As we live the Christian life only on Sunday Hit by a sidewind, when the cross got me, it moved me Son of Man made me feel so worthy / Step into the throne room of the Most Holy I know I don't belong here but You brought me here It's Your goodness and kindness that draw people near Now I know, now I know / If you happen to be feelin' like I do (x3) Then sing along You're making our faces radiant We'll never be put to shame again
2.
I see their faces, filled with fear I wish my eyes were a fountain of tears I won't stop praying & crying out Tryna save 'em from the lion's mouth / They were taken, mangled & sold With matted hair, stained & tangled clothes With chains on their anklebones Trapped in a stranglehold / There's a day coming, dear to the Lord's heart He'll appear and break all the doors apart And shatter all the fetters to dust He'll come and save 'em from the predator's lust / Keep your head up and keep your chin held high 'Cause the Bridegroom's coming & He'll split the sky We're living in the days when wickedness increases But just a little while and the wicked man ceases / He's coming for the weak ones Coming for the speechless Coming for, those who mourn As sure as the sunrise / You who were cast aside like garbage and trash Used to getting smashed in the face With a fist in a glove, kicked & shoved You never knew a father's love / They told you you were nothing but they lied to you, girl 'Cause your life is more valuable than diamonds & pearls Jesus the Bridegroom, He chooses you You're worth more than gold and all the rubies, too / There's a pure river whose streams make glad He'll restore all the dreams you had You will have laughter, you will sing When the Bridegroom breaks every trafficking ring / You were battered, beaten & sold But you will be dancing on the streets of gold When He comes on a white horse back again And smashes your cage like a Champion / He's coming for the weak ones Coming for the speechless Coming for, those who mourn As sure as the sunrise / Jesus is coming, He will fight for you He knows the pain that you've been going through He has a dream, He has a plan for you You were made for glory No matter what's been done, the guilt, the shame He's able by His blood to take it away His love is stronger than sin and the grave He is more than able / God's got a great dream Taking these girls and wiping their slates clean God's got a great dream Taking them from the ash heap & making them queens (x2)
3.
Yes Again (free) 04:35
I’ve always had a strong desire and a pull Deep down inside of my heart like a fire in my soul I remember days praying with my eyes closed Saying, “Even if they all deny you, I won’t! “/ Making promises so great and grand I had a willing spirit but I couldn’t understand Why my flesh was so weak, I was struggling So many different things in my life I was juggling / Promises I made they were dashed to shards Crashed to the ground like a house of cards Grieved and shocked, my tears drops were rolling I felt like Peter when he heard the cock crowing / I felt like giving in, quitting, and giving up But then You spoke to me, You told me that my love is enough You said it's real though it feels like a mess I'm in Here I am, I'm sayin' yes again / Here I am, I'm sayin' YES AGAIN Even when it feels like a mess I'm in Create in me a clean heart, fresh start Here I am, I'm giving You the best part Create in me a clean heart, fresh start like a Monday You're the Potter, I'm the vessel made from clay When I mess up, no religious dress-up You see behind the masks I’ve made, the masquerades / Cleansing me with hyssop My sins got blotted 100% signing on the line that's dotted I commit, whatever it takes Cause I'm learning that Your gentleness, it makes me great / You evaluate my heart the deepest yearning Inside of my mind where the gears are turning I used to run away from You, yeah I was reckless Now I know You're moved by a link of my necklace / Glance of my eyes, You took me by surprise Though I fall, new mercies always helping me rise Though it feels like a mess I'm in Here I am, I'm sayin' yes again / The pitter patter of the rain on my window pain Reminds me that Your love will never change Reminds me that I'll never be the same I remember when You washed away the stains
4.
Words (free) 03:08
Heavy traffic, life's distractions So many pressures taxing me Stressing me, vying for time & affection Pullin' me in every which direction / Hectic, I need to take a second To pull away moment of reflection, heart connection Your word is a lamp to these steps Everyday I'm thinking about Your precepts / The entrance of Your word brings light to me Open up my eyes that I might see My joy & delight, breakin' lies, makin' wise The simple-minded, sight for the blinded / I love the scriptures more than riches Than pieces of gold, the secrets unfold as I read Like the Road to Emmaus All the phrases are leaping off the pages / I will keep Your word inside my heart so I don't fall apart I will stick with You through thick and thin so that I do not sin In Your words I've got my trust My treasure that won't rot or rust I will choose to walk in Your way everyday from dawn till dusk I love Your words, the lines and the paragraphs Keep me on the straight & narrow path They're teaching me a lesson, my confession When temptation knocks my foundation's on a rock / Flesh is grass, fading fast but Your word lasts forever In every passage reversing the curse Reading every chapter every verse And my soul converts / Cold hearts get ignited when Your words get recited Through the ups & downs of life gaining crowns of life When the storms come, Psalm number 1 By the waters green trees planted by the streams / Seeds falling on the fertile soil Through my labor and my toil I'll be sitting at your feet, gettin' oil Through the day to day, the 9-5, the daily grind I think about Your words, I pull away, I make the time / I will keep Your word inside my heart so I don't fall apart I will stick with You through thick and thin so that I do not sin In Your words I've got my trust My treasure that won't rot or rust I will choose to walk in Your way everyday from dawn till dusk There's a battlefield that's ragin my soul is the stage The spirit and the flesh don't mesh Light VS darkness, pros & cons Trainin' my hands for battle bending bows of bronze / Soldier stationed, weapons & rations Powers, principalities in heavenlies clashing Breastplate, sword of the Spirit, I meditate The shield of faith to my head on straight / I will keep Your word inside my heart so I don't fall apart I will stick with You through thick and thin so that I do not sin In Your words I've got my trust My treasure that won't rot or rust I will choose to walk in Your way everyday from dawn till dusk

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released November 27, 2012

Rap lyrics by Aaron Leatherdale
Produced by Jared "JTL" Logan
Mixed by Jared "JTL" Logan
Mastered by Brian Calhoon
Photography by Darlene Leatherdale
Cover art by ReadyArt

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